Angels hardly threatening in 5-0 loss to the Giants

Nori Aoki and Joe Panik hit consecutive homers in bottom of first inning to help Giants beat Angels, 5-0

AT THE PLATE: The Angels mounted just one threat in the game, when Chris Iannetta snapped an 0-for-21 skid with a leadoff single in the sixth and Erick Aybar walked. But Mike Trout flied to center; Albert Pujols grounded out, with second baseman Joe Panik making a nice play behind the bag and a long throw to first; and Kole Calhoun flied to center. The only other Angels batter to reach second was Calhoun with two outs in the ninth.

ON THE MOUND: Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum rebounded from his shortest start of the season, a four-inning, four-run, eight-hit effort against the Dodgers last Monday, with eight shutout innings, allowing three hits, striking out one and walking one to improve to 2-2 with a 2.40 earned-run average. Angels left-hander Cesar Ramos threw a scoreless sixth, and Jose Alvarez retired the six batters he faced in the seventh and eighth.

IN THE FIELD: The Angels botched a play and made a superb play on consecutive batters in the sixth. With two on, Calhoun dropped Panik’s routine fly to right but recovered to throw out Nori Aoki at second for a force out. Angel Pagan followed with a grounder to the right side that second baseman Johnny Giavotella made a diving stop to his left of and threw to first for the out.

EXTRA BASES: Jered Weaver became the first starting pitcher in club history, including the pre-designated-hitter era (1961-72), to not bat ninth in the order. … The last time the Angels were swept in a three-game interleague series on the road was May 19-21, 2006, in Dodger Stadium.

UP NEXT: Right-hander Matt Shoemaker (2-1, 6.00 ERA) will oppose Seattle Mariners right-hander Felix Hernandez (4-0, 1.82 ERA) at Angel Stadium on Monday at 7 p.m.. TV: FS West; Radio: 830, 1330.

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